Year of the Horse

China Zodiac Animal - Horse

Horse is the seventh in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign. The Years of the Horse include 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026...

The Five Elements of Horse is Fire (Huo), which symbolizes enthusiasm and energy. The animal gives people an impression of independence and integrity. Its spirit is recognized to be the Chinese people's ethos - making unremitting efforts to improve themselves with passion and diligence.

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Wu
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Huo (Fire)
Yin Yang: Yang

Years of the Horse

  • Feb.11,1918-Jan.31,1919
  • Jan.30,1930-Feb.16,1931
  • Feb.15,1942-Feb.4,1943
  • Feb.3,1954-Jan.23,1955
  • Jan.21,1966-Feb.8,1967
  • Feb.7,1978-Jan.27,1979
  • Jan.27,1990-Feb.14,1991
  • Feb.12,2002-Jan.31,2003
  • Jan.31,2014-Feb.18,2015
  • Feb.17,2026-Feb.5,2027
  • Feb.4,2038-Jan.23,2039
  • Jan.23,2050-Feb.10,2051

Lucky Signs for People born in Horse Year:

Lucky Numbers: 2, 3, 7
Lucky Colors: brown, yellow, purple
Lucky Flowers: calla lily, jasmine, marigold
Lucky Directions: northeast, southwest and northwest

Lucky Numbers and Colors of Horse Lucky Flowers and Directions of Horse
Things Should be Avoided:
  • Unlucky Numbers: 1, 5, 6
  • Unlucky Colors: blue, white, gold
  • Unlucky Direction: southeast

They always impress upon people with dynamic, zealous and generous image. Although endowed with many shinning points, they have to face the weaknesses in their characteristics.
 
  • Strengths
    Most have nice personalities, such as warm-hearted, upright and easygoing. Hence, they usually have a lot of friends flocking around them. Independence and endurance makes them more powerful, and they do not easily give up when in difficulties. Positive attitude leads to a brighter direction. 
  • Weaknesses
    The love of spending seems to be the biggest problem since they must be financially well off to support their social activities and outlook. Besides, their frank attitude at times leads to letting out secret easily. Persistence is what they lack on the path of success. 
  • See more about Destiny by Birth Month
  • Perfect Matches: Tiger, Sheep, Rabbit
    They are born to be a well-matched couple, sharing a lot in common.
  • Acceptable Matches: Dragon, Dog, Monkey
    Their life will be sweet and happy as long as one of them learns to be considerate, tolerant and understanding.
  • Complementary Match: Pig
    They are a complementary couple in characteristic and capability, and good partners in housework / business.
  • Intimate Friend: Snake
    They are not so much couple as intimate friends, enjoying the same value for fashion and art.
  • Avoid: Rat, Ox, Rooster, Horse
    They cannot understand and support each other.
  • See more about Chinese Zodiac Sign Compatibility
As in 2017, people with Chinese zodiac sign Horse will still enjoy nice fortune in 2018. Their general fortune is great in 2017, and the prediction shows that the luck will fall a little in 2018. Anyway, as long as they make a wise investment, profits will be gained and there won't be financial crisis in the year. Career fortune can be just so-so. They may lose temper frequently and become impulsive at work so that the possibility for a promotion will be small. However, they will have a chance to find their true love in the Year of the Dog. Physical condition can be good, but thrilling outdoor activities should be avoided.
Horse Luck in 2017
Combined with the western 12 constellations, Horses' characteristics tends to be more specific, such as self-disciplined Aries, ambitious Taurus, confident Gemini, cautious Cancer, tough Leo, prudent Virgo, graceful Libra, passionate Scorpio, enthusiastic Sagittarius, aspirant Capricorn, generous Aquarius and insightful Pisces.
Apart from sharing some similar general personality traits, People born in the Year of the Horse also subtly features different characteristics based on four blood types. People with type O are usually emotional facing the uncertain situation, but romantic in perusing the true love. Type A people are industrious and persistent, striving to fulfill every ambition, while quick temper makes themselves under great pressure. Those with type B are usually upright and warm-hearted, attracting a lot of friends around, who can be the powerful backup for them. And the type AB ones are wild and unruly in society; they are fond of taking risks to try everything new. Traveling far is what they often do.

Different years of Horse are associated with different items of the traditional Chinese Five Elements, which to some extent affect people’s personality and fate.

Types Years of Birth Personality Traits
Wood Horse 1954, 2014 Born leader and decision maker, with rich imagination and penetrating opinions.
Fire Horse 1906, 1966 Intelligent, passionate, energetic; sensitive to dressing and fashion.
Earth Horse 1918, 1978 Optimistic, with strong action and executive power.
Metal Horse 1930, 1990 Frank by nature with a ready tongue, sparing no effort to help friends.
Water Horse 1942, 2002 Some short-tempered, but giving and considerate to friends.

Celebrities with Chinese Zodiac Horse

Louisa May Alcott, Chopin, Davy Crockett, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Sandra Day O'Connor, Rembrandt, Teddy Roosevelt, Sir Isaac Newton, Barbara Streisand, Cindy Crawford, Cynthia Nixon, Denzel Washington, Harrison Ford, Jason Biggs, Jackie Chan, Jerry Seinfeld, John Travolta, Leonard Bernstein, Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney, Rembrandt, Ashton Kutcher, Emma Watson, Josh Hartnett, Katie Holmes, Kristen Stewart, Kobe Bryant, Genghis Khan, Emperor Kangxi and Yongzheng of China’s Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911)

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